John A. Creighton Boulevard

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John A. Creighton Boulevard
Location Omaha
From Hamilton Avenue 41°16′20″N 95°58′02″W / 41.27222°N 95.96722°W / 41.27222; -95.96722
To Bedford Street 41°17′49″N 95°57′33″W / 41.29694°N 95.95917°W / 41.29694; -95.95917

John A. Creighton Boulevard, is a boulevard-type north–south roadway in north Omaha, Nebraska. Running through the Adams Park neighborhood, the boulevard runs from Hamilton Avenue to Bedford Street.[1] It originally ran from Lincoln Boulevard to Paxton Boulevard, ending in the Orchard Hill neighborhood.

In 1912 the City of Omaha spent almost $4,000 on expenses related to the finishing of this roadway, named in honor of Omaha philanthropist John A. Creighton.[2] In recent years it has recently been the target of historic road preservationists intent on keeping the H.W.S. Cleveland-inspired design intact.[3] Plans for the boulevard include upgrading the roadway, adding roundabouts and reconnecting the boulevard with its historic connecting streets.[4] [5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Omaha Board of Park Commissioners. (1912) Annual Report. City of Omaha. p 25.
  2. ^ City of Omaha Board of Park Commissioners. (1912) Annual Report. City of Omaha. p 4.
  3. ^ Marriott, P.D. (1998) Saving Historic Roads: Design and Policy Guidelines. John Wiley Publishers. p 26.
  4. ^ Project North Omaha. Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 1/29/08.
  5. ^ City of Omaha Planning Department (1992) Omaha's Historic Park and Boulevard System. City of Omaha. p 54.
  6. ^ "Educational Services: Street Names 3". Douglas County Historical Society. Retrieved 9/15/07.

External links[edit]

  • "1900 photograph", "Nebraska Memories" website, State of Nebraska. Retrieved 9/15/07.